Kelly Hand from Coffee @ Kelly's.
Kelly Hand from Coffee @ Kelly's. Craig Warhurst

REVEALED: The 79 businesses with a 5-star food safety rating

DO YOU consider food safety when you eat outside of your home?

Bundaberg Regional Council has a food safety rating system where businesses who comply with a high standard of food safety receive stars depending on how stringent their food safety procedures are.

According to the council, all food businesses must comply with food safety laws.

The NewsMail has created a list of all the businesses who had a five-star safety rating as of July 2016.

Businesses fall into several categories, including supermarkets, cafes and childcare centres.

Higher performing businesses receive fewer audits from Bundaberg Regional Council, allowing council environmental officers to spend more time working with poor performers.

Higher performers also receive discounts on their annual licence fees.

How the stars work:

5 STAR: Excellent performer - fully compliant with the Food Act 2006 and overall very high standard of food safety management practices.

4 STAR: Very good performer - high standard of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and overall good standard of food safety management practices.

3 STAR: Good performer - good level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and overall acceptable standard of food safety management practices.

2 STAR: Poor performer - low level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 with more effort required.

NO STAR: Non-compliant performer - a general failure to comply with the Food Act 2006 with major effort required to rectify issues.

Bundaberg region's 79 top performers:

 

EAT RIGHT: Friendlies Society Private Hospital dietitian Alessandra Winfield.
EAT RIGHT: Friendlies Society Private Hospital dietitian Alessandra Winfield. Max Fleet BUN210815HEA1

Aged care and hospitals

  • Argyle Garden Village
  • Avenell Village on Vasey
  • Blue Care Bundaberg Respite Centre
  • Blue Care Millbank Village
  • Blue Care Pioneer Lodge & Gardens
  • Blue Care Riverlea
  • Forest View Childers
  • Friendly Society Private Hospital
  • Oz Care Homeless Mens Hostel
  • The Corporation Of The Synod Of The Diocese Of Brisbane T/A Anglicare
  • Bakeries and patesseries
  • Take the Plunge Cafe
  • The Cheesecake Shop

 

SHAKE IT UP: City Elements staff Natasha Johnson, Bree Thone and Lauren Stowe show off their cake shakes. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
SHAKE IT UP: City Elements staff Natasha Johnson, Bree Thone and Lauren Stowe show off their cake shakes. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet BUN140915ELE1

Cafes

  • Alowishus Delicious
  • Bargara Bakery & Coffee Shop
  • Breeze Cafe and Bakery
  • City Elements
  • Coffee @ Kelly's
  • Guava Cafe
  • Leaf N Bean
  • Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream (retail store)
  • Mater Misericordiae Hospital - Rose Cafe
  • Melting Moments the Kafe
  • Oodies Cafe
  • Rock Latino Cafe
  • The Coffee Club - Hinkler Central
  • The Coffee Club - Takalvan St
  • Zoe's Coffee Shop

 

FUN CENTRE: Gerard and Theo Sorbello at the Ymazing playground/café.
FUN CENTRE: Gerard and Theo Sorbello at the Ymazing playground/café. Mike Knott BUN080714YMA3

Canteens

  • Shalom College Environment Centre
  • St Josephs Tuckshop
  • St Patricks Primary School Tuckshop
  • Ymazing Playcentre & Cafe
  • Bundaberg Party Hire & Spit Roast Catering

 

Girl holding acorn and colorful leaf in autumn park. Child picking acorns in a bucket in fall forest with golden oak and maple leaves. Children play outdoors. Kids playing and hiking in the woods. Thinkstock image
Girl holding acorn and colorful leaf in autumn park. Child picking acorns in a bucket in fall forest with golden oak and maple leaves. Children play outdoors. Kids playing and hiking in the woods. Thinkstock image FamVeld

Childcare centres

  • Acorn Child Care Centre
  • Frogtastic Childcare
  • Lead Childcare - Hughes Rd
  • Lead Childcare - Elliott Heads Rd

 

LOCAL IGA: Friendly staff greet you at Avoca IGA.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
LOCAL IGA: Friendly staff greet you at Avoca IGA. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet BUN110615IGA1

Convenience stores

  • Avoca IGA
  • Last Stop Convenience Store

 

MOUTH WATERING: Wayne Bryans from Kitchen Confidence prepares a Chocolate Caramel Mud Cake.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
MOUTH WATERING: Wayne Bryans from Kitchen Confidence prepares a Chocolate Caramel Mud Cake. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet BUN031114MUD3

Food shops

  • Gin Gin Historical Society
  • Kitchen Confidence
  • The Dorcas Soup Kitchen - Anglican Parish of Bundaberg

 

Fresh strawberries.
Fresh strawberries. Eliza Goetze

Fruit and vegetable processing

  • Bargara Berries
  • Simpson Farms

 

AUSTCHILLI: Trent De Paoli with the hottest variety of chilli in the world, the Carolina Reaper.
Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
AUSTCHILLI: Trent De Paoli with the hottest variety of chilli in the world, the Carolina Reaper. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott BUN120515AUSTCHILLI1

Manufacturers

  • Austchilli
  • Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
  • Bundaberg Distilling Company
  • Farmfresh Fine Foods
  • Hills of Promise Estate
  • Mammino Macadamias & Gourmet Ice-Cream
  • QRI Hall

 

The Melbourne Hotel.
The Melbourne Hotel. Max Fleet BUN250615MEL2

Restaurants

  • The Waves 
  • Burnett Riverside Motel
  • Casablanca on See
  • Elliott Heads Bowls Club
  • Hungry Jack's
  • Jefferis Gardens
  • Lily's Bistro and Takeaway
  • McDonald's Bundaberg City
  • McDonald's Childers
  • Melbourne Hotel
  • Sizzler Restaurant
  • Tattersals Hotel
  • The Restaurant
  • The Rocks at Bargara
  • The Zoo Restaurant & Bar
  • Young Australian Hotel

 

HINKLER CENTRAL: Bundaberg
Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
HINKLER CENTRAL: Bundaberg Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott BUN120215HINKLER1

Supermarkets

  • Childers IGA
  • Coles Bundaberg - Maryborough St
  • IGA Burnett Heads
  • Learmonth's Food Works
  • Woolworths - Bargara

 

Enjoying a feed of fish and chips at Bradlees on the beach are, Laylani Smith, Doug Card, Cherie Reiman and Lachlan Smith.
Enjoying a feed of fish and chips at Bradlees on the beach are, Laylani Smith, Doug Card, Cherie Reiman and Lachlan Smith.

Takeaway

  • Bradlees Beachside Takeaway
  • Pizza Hut Bundaberg
  • Red Rooster
  • Sharon Service Station and Store
  • Sunshine Kebabs - Hinkler Central
  • Thabeban Takeaway
  • Tuckerbox

>> VIEW A FULL LIST OF FOOD BUSINESS RATINGS FOR THE BUNDABERG REGION



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